Kenyan in and around Cape Town

About Gathua

I am an Architect by training and a photographer in training. My wife and I live and work in the beautiful mother city, Cape Town.

Knowing well that Kenya is bigger than the geographical area called ‘Kenya’, I hope to add to the story of Kenya by telling of Kenyans in South Africa, more so in Cape Town, through my lenses; people we meet and their cultures, friends we’ve made along the way, places we go, our experiences as Kenyans in South Africa and the beautiful land of South Africa (Mzansi for shoo!).

These are our stories and their stories… home away from home.

You can also find me on Twitter, Facebook and View my photo stream on flickr!



34 responses

  1. Casady

    Have you tried Patchwork SSB? It seems like a good place for a blogger with your spread of content.

    January 18, 2019 at 02:15

  2. Theola D

    I Love your photo of Table Mountain with the purples and pinks, I would like to paint it. Please let me know!

    April 4, 2018 at 22:05

  3. wow…. Just took a moment down memory lane (more like catch up express lane). Be blessed…. U , wifey, ciru, I guess by now Gathua Jr. Hey Manguman….lovely stories…lovelier photos. Refreshes my memory of capetown as if it were Jana I was there despite the years.

    December 15, 2016 at 22:12

  4. Yours are some of the most stunning photos of Cape Town I’ve ever seen. Would you mind if I used them on my blog? I will of course attribute you and link to your site. Bravo!

    April 27, 2016 at 11:36

  5. RD

    Hi Gathua, I would like to know if I can use one of your shots overlooking Cape Town for a client’s presentation? Please can you let me know if there is a cost or fee involved. Thanks so much, R

    October 1, 2015 at 11:42

  6. Sean

    Hi Gathua,

    I am a freelance art director and doing a job for the University of Cape Town. We would love to use your photograph of the Cecil John Rhodes statue. Please will you let me know if this is possible. You can email me to discuss.


    April 7, 2015 at 10:45

  7. Pingback: Cape Town Attractions - Beautiful Amazing World

  8. Hortense Gianini

    Dear Gathua

    ACAT-Switzerland is an NGO. We are writing an article about South Africa for our newsletter and I would like to use one of your photograph. Would you mind lending us the picture of the township?
    Thank you


    January 27, 2014 at 11:08

    • yes sure! you can use any of the photos you like

      February 5, 2014 at 14:14

  9. Erica Giljam

    Hi Gathua

    I would love to use your photo of Cape Town panorama evening picture (the black and white one). I would like to hang it in my lounge. Please can you contact me to discuss.
    Thank you

    October 14, 2013 at 12:00

    • Hi Erica,
      My number is 079 220 9056.
      You can call me.

      October 29, 2013 at 14:53

  10. Anonymous

    Hi gathua,

    I’m writing you regarding one of your pictures. I’m talking about the one from the roller coaster during sunset. I would very much like to use it as my background for my new upcoming website called Do I have your permission to do so? I can, if necessary, give credit or label a link to it.

    thanks in advance!

    Camiel Bilsen

    September 6, 2013 at 14:13

  11. very refreshing…

    April 12, 2013 at 17:01

  12. go bro…tell the stories

    March 22, 2012 at 12:29

  13. Done…added you on my photoblog site

    November 11, 2011 at 11:46

  14. hello Gathua, my best friend is a south african and I ahve always wanted to go there. You pictures are amazing and you have inspired me even more to visit this magical land. your pictures are amazing…i would definately not say that you are a photographer in training…you are a pro! you are going on my blogroll…keep the good images posted!

    November 11, 2011 at 11:42

    • Thanx ashkitty for your kind words- much appreciated!
      Dont think twice when yu get the chance to visit South Africa – you will absolutely love it here!!!

      November 11, 2011 at 14:46

  15. Anonymous

    KG!!!! Well in. Cape Town’s the best place I’ve been, hard to beat. Hebu piga picha ya Huguenot Museum, nice little place.


    July 7, 2011 at 18:56

    • Huguenot Museum … noted! am on it!

      July 8, 2011 at 12:37

  16. That’s MY brother..I’m proud of you, you’re an inspiration!!

    June 8, 2011 at 20:22

  17. Edu

    Deadly photos….sasa umebakisha blackie then u can start doing estate rounds…….gathua wa mbisha.

    May 12, 2011 at 10:04

    • Gathua Wa Mbisha LOL!!! ma birthday na kupiga mamboch picha!!

      May 12, 2011 at 10:46

  18. samu

    I knew there was somebody behind these steady pictures,…” the tripod expert:-” keep it up!

    April 30, 2011 at 18:37

  19. Mrs.Gathua

    I’m With you all the way sweet! i totally enjoy the photography stops we make…and i shall improve on my skills as the tripod expert:-)

    April 29, 2011 at 15:41

  20. Samu


    Mtu wa Picha!!!

    Utaoshesha hiyo “Negative” lini?

    gota Kshee mbaya!

    April 20, 2011 at 17:24

    • Anonymous

      @Samu Nimesalimika 🙂

      @ Gathua, I’m with you my dearest sweet husband all the way!! lets capture this mother city in your lenses.

      April 29, 2011 at 15:37

  21. Jen

    You are one talented brother…
    Share the beauty of our mother city 🙂

    April 20, 2011 at 10:44

  22. Shawn

    Gathua wa mbisha 🙂 nice work bro.. I’ve officially removed photography cost from my wedding budget !

    April 19, 2011 at 15:19

    • You have my account details- we can work out s’thing

      April 20, 2011 at 06:27

  23. Christine Murungi-Kiama

    By the end of the pictures could feel a tear roll down my cheek! This is so beautiful…keep it up! Now more than before I feel I have to come back …this time with hubby!

    April 19, 2011 at 14:36

  24. paulyn

    Niiiiiiiiiiiiice……….makes me feel like i should repeat my trip there 🙂 keep posting..

    April 19, 2011 at 08:15

  25. Peter and Steph Kituri

    Hahaha YMCA hehe

    nice sunsets boet! Yo yo yo!



    April 17, 2011 at 21:23

  26. Hawu Mo, very nice blog bhuti :)… I like your pics Mr “photographer in training” Snap on.

    April 15, 2011 at 11:14

    • Thx sisi wam. Hope yu are keepin well- blog some pics from where yu

      April 20, 2011 at 06:29

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s